About The Stradwick Clinic

About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

Our Team

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Director, Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance).  She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback.  Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth.

BRITTANY DUNCAN, MACP, RP(Q), BA.

BRITTANY DUNCAN, MACP, RP(Q), BA.

Director of Neurofeedback Services, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Psychometrist


Brittany is the Director of Neurofeedback Services of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently acquiring her board certification in neurofeedback training through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Brittany received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Carleton University (2015) and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2021). Brittany’s thesis and research work has examined neurophysiological brain response, biomarkers, and alternative treatment approaches in multiple psychological disorders including Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has worked in both research and clinical settings including the Royal Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Brittany received training in neurofeedback and quantitative EEG analysis under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick and through coursework completed under the guidance of John Anderson and Dr. Mary Tracy.

Brittany also provides psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults. She highly values trust, empathy, and non-judgment and incorporates a collaborative, strengths-based, and holistic approach. Her counselling orientation is rooted in evidence-based modalities, but she strongly believes in developing powerful therapeutic relationships. Her experience and interest lies in individualized treatment plans, focusing on the unique qualities of her clients to complement her knowledge in a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, self-harm, and self-esteem. Brittany prides herself on adapting her modalities to the needs of her clients, drawing from mindfulness-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal client-centred approaches.

Brittany is also a psychometrist, assisting in the administration of psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic, and ADHD assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Molly Johnston, M.Ed

Molly Johnston, M.Ed

Psychometrist


Molly is a Psychometrist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Molly received her Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she earned a Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science from St. Lawrence College. She completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology (focus in Special Education) from the University of Victoria in 2014.

As a Psychometrist, Molly has extensive experience working with children and youth with Psychiatric Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and Developmental Disabilities. She uses a client-centered approach during testing to support individuals in performing to their full potential. Under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick, Molly provides ADHD evaluations, psychoeducational, and psychodiagnostic assessments at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Psychometrist

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University.

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

Registered Psychotherapist


As a registered psychotherapist and certified teacher, Sandra has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in community mental health and therapeutic school settings.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate degrees in psychology and education, a masters degree in counselling and a doctorate in education. Sandra has experience supporting clients with a broad range of life challenges including stress, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, family and parenting issues, learning differences, career transitions and sports performance. With training in a number of therapeutic models (e.g., cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, trauma-focused and brief therapy), Sandra has a hopeful, holistic and collaborative approach that is responsive to the needs of clients.

Inspired by the resilience and commitment of clients that she has the privilege of working with, Sandra is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging therapeutic space that fosters positive change.

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioural or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues.  Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives. She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery.

Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Isabella Gondek, MACP, HBSc, RP

Isabella Gondek, MACP, HBSc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Isabella is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa. Additionally, Isabella holds Level 3 Clinical Training from the Gottman Institute and is working towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist. Isabella speaks English, Polish and French.

Isabella works with adolescents and adults, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families alike. She has experience working with a broad range of concerns that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief, paranoia, anger, self-esteem and intimacy issues. Isabella incorporates research-based interventions to help strengthen couple’s relationship skills and manage different comorbidities common to couples, including affairs, PTSD, domestic violence and addiction. She uses Gottman method assessments to determine the quality of a couple’s friendship, romance and passion, the effectiveness of their conflict management and key areas that need improvement.

Isabella believes that therapy is a fluid process and that wellness is heavily dependent on balance. She adopts a biopsychosocial approach and integrates the modalities and techniques that appear to be most beneficial to each client’s unique needs based on collaborative goal setting and treatment planning. Isabella is devoted to helping her clients pursue change and achieve wellness.

Catherine Brunet, MACP, RP

Catherine Brunet, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Catherine is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Throughout life, we all come to face challenges with which we struggle to understand and to cope with. She works with young adults and adults to overcome these life adversities all while providing a non-judgmental and safe environment. She seeks to help individuals achieve their innate potential and to help them navigate through their hardships, for them to grow and to heal. Catherine believes that with a trusting therapeutic bond, clients have the potential to move to a place of acceptance and of well-being. Catherine aims to help individuals who may have trouble with interpersonal relationships, emotion dysregulation, addiction, anxiety, depression, and comorbid disorders.

Catherine uses an integrative approach to cater to the client’s needs, including emotion-focused therapy, acceptance-commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. She strongly believes that when an individual allows themselves to be vulnerable and to be honest with their emotions, they have the potential for self-actualization and to regain a sense of control in their lives.

Jessica Johnson, MA, RP

Jessica Johnson, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s of Counselling from Athabasca University specializing in Counselling Psychology after receiving an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carleton University.

Jessica has experience providing individual and group therapy for clients experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and/or abuse, relationship issues, substance misuse/recovery, emotional dysregulation, stress, and other mental health concerns. Jessica fosters trust and collaboration with clients by offering psychoeducation, insight into assessments, as well as adopting a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective. Jessica has experience supporting children, youth, and young adults. She also has extensive clinical experience supporting high-risk pregnant and/or parenting youth and is cognizant of the barriers to mental health that at-risk children, youth, and their families encounter.

Jessica’s non-judgemental and compassionate support is evidenced in her warm, relaxed, and authentic nature. Jessica practices with an integrative approach utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). With this approach, she supports healing, the development of psychological flexibility, resilience, and fosters empowerment for clients to achieve personal and therapeutic goals through a (re)discovery of strengths.

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP(Q)

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Ali is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. From a young age, Ali enjoyed helping others and realized quickly the journey she needed to take to pursue an education and eventually a career in helping others. Ali began her post secondary studies at Algonquin College in the Child & Youth Work Program and received an advanced diploma. Following this, she continued her education at Carleton University achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Ali then decided to further her education with a focus in counselling achieving her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Ali has a focus and drive in providing a non-judgemental and empathetic space for clients to process and seek support in life’s challenges. Healing from various challenges in our lives is taxing and leaves us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, something Ali is keenly aware of; therefore she prides herself in providing a safe space for clients to began their journey in therapy, regardless of age. Ali has clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, stress, grief, ADHD, relational and social challenges and other difficulties impacting client’s lives.

Ali utilizes a holistic approach with a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship formed and solidified in therapy that supports the creation of positive change in client’s lives. Ali has focus in attachment theory and techniques from various modalities to best suit the needs of her client’s such as mindfulness-based approaches, solution-focused approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Ali prides herself in ensuring the care she provides to each client is based on their individualized needs to aid in their journey towards healing and an increased sense of well-being.

Julie Ketel, MCAT, RP(Q), CCC

Julie Ketel, MCAT, RP(Q), CCC

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Julie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and a Professional Art Therapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Masters of Counselling and Art Therapy from Athabasca University/Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. For the past three years, Julie has worked within the public school system as a Wellness Coach, helping young students build foundational life skills such as emotional literacy and regulation, stress management, self-esteem, confidence, and social skills.

As a Psychotherapist and Art Therapist, Julie works with children, adolescents, and adults. She supports clients to navigate anxiety, self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief, life stressors, emotional regulation, and relational conflict. Julie uses humanistic therapeutic modalities such as person-centered, narrative, internal family systems, and art therapy.

Julie brings to the therapeutic space a gentle and warm approach. She believes that clients already possess the inner wisdom they need to improve their lives, and acts as a supportive partner in their healing journeys. Within the therapy room, Julie creates safe spaces free of judgement through curiosity and compassion. She strives to be responsive to the unique needs of each client and offers both traditional talk therapy and alternative approaches, such as art therapy.

Nicki Gallo Affleck, RP(Q)

Nicki Gallo Affleck, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Nicki is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Certified Play Therapist at the
Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nicki’s Masters Program was through Leeds
Beckett University in the UK. She received her certification through the Academy of
Play and Childhood Psychotherapy, completing her post graduate studies in their South of
France campus. Nicki has done further training in Children’s Grief and Bereavement and
the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM).

Nicki has worked in a variety of settings offering individual and group therapy within
schools, hospitals, and community non-profit programs. She enjoys collaborating with the
whole family to create sustainable and lasting change. Using play therapy as well as
traditional talk therapy, Nicki’s approach is creative, integrative, and client-centered. She
utilizes psychoeducation and is trauma and attachment informed. Nicki has helped
children, teens and families navigate through school issues, social skills, behavioural issues,
cancer/illness, grief and bereavement, trauma, emotional regulation, self-esteem and more.

Nicki believes that the individual has the power within them to heal and attempts to create
a supportive, warm, non-judgmental space for their true essence to emerge. She believes
in the transformational benefits of play as a therapeutic tool.

Ayesha Haroon, RP(Q), MACP

Ayesha Haroon, RP(Q), MACP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Ayesha is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is experienced in working with individuals and families. She is also a Family Coach, a Muslim Youth Minister and offers Islamic Counselling to individuals and families of faith if they seek it. Her areas of strength are parenting coaching and family coaching.

She uses a multidimensional therapeutic approach. Her most-used therapeutic interventions are SFT, CBT, Spiritual Therapy, Individual Behavioral interventions, positive psychology interventions and more.

Ayesha is passionate about connecting with her clients and motivating them to develop healthy coping mechanisms in dealing with personal, behavioural or addiction issues. Ayesha continually hones and utilizes her soft skills such as active listening, patience and compassion, and educates herself in dynamics of human behaviour, and societal trends and influences.

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker


Karly is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving on to complete a Master’s in Social Work. She appreciates how the fields of Psychology and Social Work intersect in her therapeutic work.

Karly has a wide variety of experiences within the mental health field. She has worked with individuals of all ages in settings such as schools, community-based agencies, and in healthcare. Through these experiences, she has worked mostly with children, teens, and their families, addressing challenges relating to self-regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and family conflict.

Karly tends to approach her practice with great curiosity and respect for an individual’s unique story and life experiences. She values the knowledge, wisdom and skills that people possess, and aims to use these to help bring about positive change in their lives.

Emma Edgar, MSW, RSW

Emma Edgar, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker


Emma is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Emma obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies at Carleton University and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has a background as a Registered Early Childhood Educator where she promoted self regulation and emotional literacy through play, story-telling and art engagement.

Emma utilizes a collaborative approach to engage clients and their families in care, pulling from her clients’ existing strength and knowledge to promote positive change. She is a life-long learner dedicated to ensuring her approach to treatment is based in evidence and is tailored to the needs of each individual client.

Emma has experience working in community-based agencies, schools and healthcare with individuals of all ages and their families. Using an integrated approach, Emma has knowledge in addressing challenges related to attachment, anxiety, depression, family conflict, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation. She works primarily with children, adolescents and their families to promote well-being and resiliency.

Chelsea MacKay, MSW, RSW

Chelsea MacKay, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

Chelsea is a Social Worker at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Carleton University where she focused on youth mental health. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Chelsea has been a strong advocate for child and youth mental health throughout her life, including
through individual and group therapy. As a counselor, Chelsea has experience supporting clients with a wide variety of challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness, exploration of sexuality/gender identity, and life changes. 

Her approach is client-led and solution focused, empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. She believes in a holistic approach that looks at all elements of a client’s life, and creates a unique treatment plan for the individual needs of each client.

Mindy Sirois, M.A.

Mindy Sirois, M.A.

Counselor


Mindy is a counselor under the supervision of Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych. at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and is currently acquiring her certification with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO). Mindy works with children and youth by helping them identify, explore, and process their emotions through verbal and non-verbal means. She develops specific therapeutic interventions that fosters the strengthening of their social skills, self-expression, self-esteem, and their ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships.

She has extensive experience in leading individual and group trauma-informed therapy in a broad range of clients with multicultural backgrounds, behavioral issues and psychiatric disorders in Canada and the United Stated. Mindy has clinical experience working with clients who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, complex trauma, PTSD, and autism. She uses various treatment approaches such as trauma-centered psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Mindy recognizes the courage and strength it takes to reach out for support. She approaches all clients with an empathetic client-centered approach to develop a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. Her primary focus is to meet her clients where they are from a foundation of trust and security and help them navigate the stressors preventing them from reaching their goals. She is bilingual and offers sessions in English or French.

Jennifer Armstrong, BSc

Jennifer Armstrong, BSc

Neurofeedback Technician


Jennifer is a Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health with a minor in both Biology and Psychology from Carleton University in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on identifying new treatments for chronic pain that are safe, non-addictive, and effective.

Jennifer has experience in clinical research environment involving the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and mental health conditions.  Her experience working in a medical environment highlights how every individual is unique and has their own needs during treatment. She strongly believes in an individualized approach to treatment that progresses at the client’s own pace and comfort level.

In the future, Jennifer hopes to be a part of clinical research that can improve treatment outcomes for individuals struggling with addictions and related mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed.

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed.

Neurofeedback Technician


Jamie is a Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. His thesis examined the brain’s behaviours and biases when implicitly learning, specifically when learning functions (the relationships between continuous variables). He then further pursued a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his studies in 2017.

In addition to his Neurofeedback Technician role, James is currently working as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has years of experience working with children and youth, including young children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum.

He is very enthusiastic about education, mental health, and overall well-being. Helping people to achieve their goals in these areas has always been a passion of his. Jamie aims to help all clients and students with an approach that is tailored to them as individuals.

Gracie Kantola, B.S.C (CAND.)

Gracie Kantola, B.S.C (CAND.)

Neurofeedback Technician


Gracie is a Neurofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science combined honours degree in Neuroscience and Biology at Carleton University. During her time at Carleton, she has completed a number of courses that have focused on topics such as mental health disorders and the development of the brain.

Gracie has a strong passion for mental health and the various approaches that can be taken in different treatment processes. Through her studies, Gracie has begun to investigate the importance of identifying biological differences between individuals in order to allow for a more personalized approach.

As Gracie has had experience working with both young children in day camps and the elderly within nursing homes, she is confident in her abilities to provide an approachable and welcoming experience to clients of all ages.

Kristi Whaley

Kristi Whaley

Office Manager


Kristi is the Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She brings with her years of experience in client care and customer service, health administration as well as a background in clerical work and accounting.

As our office manager, Kristi is here to provide support to our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they may have, providing support regarding billing and invoicing, as well as facilitating communication between our clients and our clinicians. She is also our third-party billing specialist for our EAP and BlueCross (Veterans and RCMP) Insurance clientele.

Nikkyta Green

Nikkyta Green

Assistant Office Manager


Nikkyta Green is the Assistant Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nikkyta graduated in 2008 with honours in the Medical Office Administration program from Everest College. She has spent the last 10 years providing customer service alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists. In 2019 she was recognized by the Alliance for Chiropractors for her outstanding customer service. Nikkyta is passionate about providing quality care and support to all of our clients and administrative team.

Ronda Giles

Ronda Giles

Administrative Assistant


Ronda is a full-time Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic, Stittsville location. Ronda graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Medical Office Administration and brings with her many years of experience in health services.
Hannah Mulligan, BSW

Hannah Mulligan, BSW

Administrative Assistant

Hannah is an administrative assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location.

Hannah has been working in administration since her graduation for Carleton University with a Bachelor of Social Work.

Hannah aspires to go back to school to obtain her Masters in Health Administration.

Hana Kandar, BSW (CAND.)

Hana Kandar, BSW (CAND.)

Administrative Assistant


Hana Kandar is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Hana is a second year student at Carleton University studying Social Work. She has volunteered at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for 2 years working with residents with chronic mental health conditions such as Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work and work as a Clinical Social Worker.

Hannah Lujetic, B.A. (CAND.)

Hannah Lujetic, B.A. (CAND.)

Administrative Assistant


Hannah Lujetic is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location.

Hannah is currently in her second year of her Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Developmental Psychology and Law at Carleton University. She has worked in various settings that involve daily interactions with children, adults, and the elderly with an array of mental health conditions at the YMCA, nursing homes, and community centres.

She hopes to complete a Ph.D. in Psychology and after completion go on to become a Clinical Psychologist working with children.

Hannah O’Brien, B.A. (CAND.)

Hannah O’Brien, B.A. (CAND.)

Administrative Assistant


Hannah O’Brien is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location. Hannah is a fourth year student at Carleton University studying Psychology and Neuroscience and Mental Health. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.

Our Team

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance). She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback. Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth. 

Director of Neurofeedback Services, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Psychometrist

BRITTANY DUNCAN, MACP, RP(Q), BA.

Brittany is the Director of Neurofeedback Services of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently acquiring her board certification in neurofeedback training through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Brittany received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Carleton University (2015) and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2021). Brittany’s thesis and research work has examined neurophysiological brain response, biomarkers, and alternative treatment approaches in multiple psychological disorders including Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has worked in both research and clinical settings including the Royal Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Brittany received training in neurofeedback and quantitative EEG analysis under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick and through coursework completed under the guidance of John Anderson and Dr. Mary Tracy.

Brittany also provides psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults. She highly values trust, empathy, and non-judgment and incorporates a collaborative, strengths-based, and holistic approach. Her counselling orientation is rooted in evidence-based modalities, but she strongly believes in developing powerful therapeutic relationships. Her experience and interest lies in individualized treatment plans, focusing on the unique qualities of her clients to complement her knowledge in a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, self-harm, and self-esteem. Brittany prides herself on adapting her modalities to the needs of her clients, drawing from mindfulness-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal client-centred approaches.

Brittany is also a psychometrist, assisting in the administration of psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic, and ADHD assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Psychometrist 

Molly Johnston, M.Ed

Molly is a Psychometrist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Molly received her Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she earned a Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science from St. Lawrence College. She completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology (focus in Special Education) from the University of Victoria in 2014.

As a Psychometrist, Molly has extensive experience working with children and youth with Psychiatric Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and Developmental Disabilities. She uses a client-centered approach during testing to support individuals in performing to their full potential. Under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick, Molly provides ADHD evaluations, psychoeducational, and psychodiagnostic assessments at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic.

Psychometrist

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University. 

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick. 

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Registered Psychotherapist

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

As a registered psychotherapist and certified teacher, Sandra has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in community mental health and therapeutic school settings.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate degrees in psychology and education, a masters degree in counselling and a doctorate in education. Sandra has experience supporting clients with a broad range of life challenges including stress, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, family and parenting issues, learning differences, career transitions and sports performance. With training in a number of therapeutic models (e.g., cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, trauma-focused and brief therapy), Sandra has a hopeful, holistic and collaborative approach that is responsive to the needs of clients.

Inspired by the resilience and commitment of clients that she has the privilege of working with, Sandra is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging therapeutic space that fosters positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioral or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Registered Psychotherapist

Jen Nadon
Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues. Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives.

She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery. Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP


Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Registered Psychotherapist

Isabella Gondek, MACP, HBSc, RP

Isabella is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa. Additionally, Isabella holds Level 3 Clinical Training from the Gottman Institute and is working towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist. Isabella speaks English, Polish and French.

Isabella works with adolescents and adults, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families alike. She has experience working with a broad range of concerns that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief, paranoia, anger, self-esteem and intimacy issues. Isabella incorporates research-based interventions to help strengthen couple’s relationship skills and manage different comorbidities common to couples, including affairs, PTSD, domestic violence and addiction. She uses Gottman method assessments to determine the quality of a couple’s friendship, romance and passion, the effectiveness of their conflict management and key areas that need improvement.

Isabella believes that therapy is a fluid process and that wellness is heavily dependent on balance. She adopts a biopsychosocial approach and integrates the modalities and techniques that appear to be most beneficial to each client’s unique needs based on collaborative goal setting and treatment planning. Isabella is devoted to helping her clients pursue change and achieve wellness.

Registered Psychotherapist

Catherine Brunette
Catherine Brunet, MACP, RP


Catherine is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Throughout life, we all come to face challenges with which we struggle to understand and to cope with. She works with young adults and adults to overcome these life adversities all while providing a non-judgmental and safe environment. She seeks to help individuals achieve their innate potential and to help them navigate through their hardships, for them to grow and to heal. Catherine believes that with a trusting therapeutic bond, clients have the potential to move to a place of acceptance and of well-being. Catherine aims to help individuals who may have trouble with interpersonal relationships, emotion dysregulation, addiction, anxiety, depression, and comorbid disorders.

Catherine uses an integrative approach to cater to the client’s needs, including emotion-focused therapy, acceptance-commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. She strongly believes that when an individual allows themselves to be vulnerable and to be honest with their emotions, they have the potential for self-actualization and to regain a sense of control in their lives.

Registered Psychotherapist

Jessica Johnson, MA, RP


Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s of Counselling from Athabasca University specializing in Counselling Psychology after receiving an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carleton University.

Jessica has experience providing individual and group therapy for clients experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and/or abuse, relationship issues, substance misuse/recovery, emotional dysregulation, stress, and other mental health concerns. Jessica fosters trust and collaboration with clients by offering psychoeducation, insight into assessments, as well as adopting a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective. Jessica has experience supporting children, youth, and young adults. She also has extensive clinical experience supporting high-risk pregnant and/or parenting youth and is cognizant of the barriers to mental health that at-risk children, youth, and their families encounter.

Jessica’s non-judgemental and compassionate support is evidenced in her warm, relaxed, and authentic nature. Jessica practices with an integrative approach utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). With this approach, she supports healing, the development of psychological flexibility, resilience, and fosters empowerment for clients to achieve personal and therapeutic goals through a (re)discovery of strengths.

Registered Psychotherapist 

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP(Q)


Ali is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. From a young age, Ali enjoyed helping others and realized quickly the journey she needed to take to pursue an education and eventually a career in helping others. Ali began her post secondary studies at Algonquin College in the Child & Youth Work Program and received an advanced diploma. Following this, she continued her education at Carleton University achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Ali then decided to further her education with a focus in counselling achieving her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Ali has a focus and drive in providing a non-judgemental and empathetic space for clients to process and seek support in life’s challenges. Healing from various challenges in our lives is taxing and leaves us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, something Ali is keenly aware of; therefore she prides herself in providing a safe space for clients to began their journey in therapy, regardless of age. Ali has clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, stress, grief, ADHD, relational and social challenges and other difficulties impacting client’s lives.

Ali utilizes a holistic approach with a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship formed and solidified in therapy that supports the creation of positive change in client’s lives. Ali has focus in attachment theory and techniques from various modalities to best suit the needs of her client’s such as mindfulness-based approaches, solution-focused approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Ali prides herself in ensuring the care she provides to each client is based on their individualized needs to aid in their journey towards healing and an increased sense of well-being.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Julie Ketel, MCAT, RP(Q), CCC

Julie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and a Professional Art Therapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Masters of Counselling and Art Therapy from Athabasca University/Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. For the past three years, Julie has worked within the public school system as a Wellness Coach, helping young students build foundational life skills such as emotional literacy and regulation, stress management, self-esteem, confidence, and social skills.

As a Psychotherapist and Art Therapist, Julie works with children, adolescents, and adults. She supports clients to navigate anxiety, self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief, life stressors, emotional regulation, and relational conflict. Julie uses humanistic therapeutic modalities such as person-centered, narrative, internal family systems, and art therapy.

Julie brings to the therapeutic space a gentle and warm approach. She believes that clients already possess the inner wisdom they need to improve their lives, and acts as a supportive partner in their healing journeys. Within the therapy room, Julie creates safe spaces free of judgement through curiosity and compassion. She strives to be responsive to the unique needs of each client and offers both traditional talk therapy and alternative approaches, such as art therapy.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Nicki Gallo Affleck
Nicki Gallo Affleck, RP(Q)
Nicki is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Certified Play Therapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nicki’s Masters Program was through Leeds Beckett University in the UK. She received her certification through the Academy of Play and Childhood Psychotherapy, completing her post graduate studies in their South of France campus. Nicki has done further training in Children’s Grief and Bereavement and the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM).

Nicki has worked in a variety of settings offering individual and group therapy within schools, hospitals, and community non-profit programs. She enjoys collaborating with the whole family to create sustainable and lasting change. Using play therapy as well as traditional talk therapy, Nicki’s approach is creative, integrative, and client-centered. She utilizes psychoeducation and is trauma and attachment informed. Nicki has helped children, teens and families navigate through school issues, social skills, behavioural issues, cancer/illness, grief and bereavement, trauma, emotional regulation, self-esteem and more.

Nicki believes that the individual has the power within them to heal and attempts to create a supportive, warm, non-judgmental space for their true essence to emerge. She believes in the transformational benefits of play as a therapeutic tool.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Ayesha Haroon
Ayesha Haroon, RP(Q), MACP
Ayesha is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is experienced in working with individuals and families. She is also a Family Coach, a Muslim Youth Minister and offers Islamic Counselling to individuals and families of faith if they seek it. Her areas of strength are parenting coaching and family coaching.

She uses a multidimensional therapeutic approach. Her most-used therapeutic interventions are SFT, CBT, Spiritual Therapy, Individual Behavioral interventions, positive psychology interventions and more.

Ayesha is passionate about connecting with her clients and motivating them to develop healthy coping mechanisms in dealing with personal, behavioural or addiction issues. Ayesha continually hones and utilizes her soft skills such as active listening, patience and compassion, and educates herself in dynamics of human behaviour, and societal trends and influences.

Clinical Social Worker

Karly Kantola
Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Karly is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving on to complete a Master’s in Social Work. She appreciates how the fields of Psychology and Social Work intersect in her therapeutic work.

Karly has a wide variety of experiences within the mental health field. She has worked with individuals of all ages in settings such as schools, community-based agencies, and in healthcare. Through these experiences, she has worked mostly with children, teens, and their families, addressing challenges relating to self-regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and family conflict.

Karly tends to approach her practice with great curiosity and respect for an individual’s unique story and life experiences. She values the knowledge, wisdom and skills that people possess, and aims to use these to help bring about positive change in their lives.

Clinical Social Worker

Emma Edgar, MSW, RSW


Emma is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Emma obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies at Carleton University and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has a background as a Registered Early Childhood Educator where she promoted self regulation and emotional literacy through play, story-telling and art engagement.

Emma utilizes a collaborative approach to engage clients and their families in care, pulling from her clients’ existing strength and knowledge to promote positive change. She is a life-long learner dedicated to ensuring her approach to treatment is based in evidence and is tailored to the needs of each individual client.

Emma has experience working in community-based agencies, schools and healthcare with individuals of all ages and their families. Using an integrated approach, Emma has knowledge in addressing challenges related to attachment, anxiety, depression, family conflict, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation. She works primarily with children, adolescents and their families to promote well-being and resiliency.

Clinical Social Worker

Chelsea MacKay
Chelsea MacKay, MSW, RSW

Chelsea is a Social Worker at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Carleton University where she focused on youth mental health. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Chelsea has been a strong advocate for child and youth mental health throughout her life, including
through individual and group therapy. As a counselor, Chelsea has experience supporting clients with a wide variety of challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness, exploration of sexuality/gender identity, and life changes. 

Her approach is client-led and solution focused, empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. She believes in a holistic approach that looks at all elements of a client’s life, and creates a unique treatment plan for the individual needs of each client.

Counselor

Mindy Sirois, M.A.

Mindy is a counselor under the supervision of Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych. at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and is currently acquiring her certification with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO). Mindy works with children and youth by helping them identify, explore, and process their emotions through verbal and non-verbal means. She develops specific therapeutic interventions that fosters the strengthening of their social skills, self-expression, self-esteem, and their ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships.

She has extensive experience in leading individual and group trauma-informed therapy in a broad range of clients with multicultural backgrounds, behavioral issues and psychiatric disorders in Canada and the United Stated. Mindy has clinical experience working with clients who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, complex trauma, PTSD, and autism. She uses various treatment approaches such as trauma-centered psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Mindy recognizes the courage and strength it takes to reach out for support. She approaches all clients with an empathetic client-centered approach to develop a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. Her primary focus is to meet her clients where they are from a foundation of trust and security and help them navigate the stressors preventing them from reaching their goals. She is bilingual and offers sessions in English or French.

Neurofeedback Technician

Jennifer Armstrong, BSC

Jennifer is a Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health with a minor in both Biology and Psychology from Carleton University in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on identifying new treatments for chronic pain that are safe, non-addictive, and effective.

Jennifer has experience in clinical research environment involving the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and mental health conditions.  Her experience working in a medical environment highlights how every individual is unique and has their own needs during treatment. She strongly believes in an individualized approach to treatment that progresses at the client’s own pace and comfort level.

In the future, Jennifer hopes to be a part of clinical research that can improve treatment outcomes for individuals struggling with addictions and related mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Neurofeedback Technician

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed

Jamie is a Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. His thesis examined the brain’s behaviours and biases when implicitly learning, specifically when learning functions (the relationships between continuous variables). He then further pursued a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his studies in 2017.

In addition to his Neurofeedback Technician role, James is currently working as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has years of experience working with children and youth, including young children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum.

He is very enthusiastic about education, mental health, and overall well-being. Helping people to achieve their goals in these areas has always been a passion of his. Jamie aims to help all clients and students with an approach that is tailored to them as individuals.

Neurofeedback Technician

Gracie Kantola, B.S.C (CAND.)

Gracie is a Neurofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science combined honours degree in Neuroscience and Biology at Carleton University. During her time at Carleton, she has completed a number of courses that have focused on topics such as mental health disorders and the development of the brain.

Gracie has a strong passion for mental health and the various approaches that can be taken in different treatment processes. Through her studies, Gracie has begun to investigate the importance of identifying biological differences between individuals in order to allow for a more personalized approach.

As Gracie has had experience working with both young children in day camps and the elderly within nursing homes, she is confident in her abilities to provide an approachable and welcoming experience to clients of all ages.

Office Manager

Kristi Whaley

Kristi is the Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She brings with her years of experience in client care and customer service, health administration as well as a background in clerical work and accounting.

As our office manager, Kristi is here to provide support to our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they may have, providing support regarding billing and invoicing, as well as facilitating communication between our clients and our clinicians. She is also our third-party billing specialist for our EAP and BlueCross (Veterans and RCMP) Insurance clientele.

Assistant Office Manager

Nikkyta Green

Nikkyta Green is the Assistant Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nikkyta graduated in 2008 with honours in the Medical Office Administration program from Everest College. She has spent the last 10 years providing customer service alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists. In 2019 she was recognized by the Alliance for Chiropractors for her outstanding customer service. Nikkyta is passionate about providing quality care and support to all of our clients and administrative team.

Administrative Assistant

Ronda Giles

Ronda is a full-time Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic, Stittsville location. Ronda graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Medical Office Administration and brings with her many years of experience in health services.

Administrative Assistant

Hannah O’Brien, B.A. (CAND.)

Hannah O’Brien is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location. Hannah is a fourth year student at Carleton University studying Psychology and Neuroscience and Mental Health. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Mulligan, BSW

Hannah is an administrative assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location.

Hannah has been working in administration since her graduation for Carleton University with a Bachelor of Social Work.

Hannah aspires to go back to school to obtain her Masters in Health Administration.

Her aspirations include becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician and continuing education regarding brain trauma and neurological disorders.

Administrative Assistant

Hana Kandar, BSW (CAND.)


Hana Kandar is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Hana is a second year student at Carleton University studying Social Work. She has volunteered at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for 2 years working with residents with chronic mental health conditions such as Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work and work as a Clinical Social Worker.

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Lujetic, B.A. (CAND.)

Hannah Lujetic is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location.

Hannah is currently in her second year of her Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Developmental Psychology and Law at Carleton University. She has worked in various settings that involve daily interactions with children, adults, and the elderly with an array of mental health conditions at the YMCA, nursing homes, and community centres.

She hopes to complete a Ph.D. in Psychology and after completion go on to become a Clinical Psychologist working with children.

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